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omg... ::eye roll:: [Apr. 19th, 2005|01:37 pm]
pillowpants
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i just bought something at Banana Republic. it made me remember some of the reasons i don't support them or the Gap, A&F, J-Crew, etc. you walk in and it's a salesman's safari. they stalk you and hunt you down. then there's so much waste. all i needed was a black button-up shirt for a play tomorrow and then a formal-looking outfit for a business trip to Mexico City for the rest of the week. the shirt had so many pins and paper spacers and cardboard shapers that i felt guilty for being the consumer that is driving the sale. then at checkout, the cashier re-papered the shirt and put it in a massive paper bag with a rope handle and lacquered sheen. what is that huge bag really for? more advertising? a symbolic container for the salesperson's kill?? so much waste, and for an ill-fitting shirt i'll wear twice to make me look "professional" for someone else's sake.
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[User Picture]From: tsmit
2005-04-19 05:58 pm (UTC)
Tell my friends at Liverpool i said hola!
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-04-19 06:03 pm (UTC)
eduardo offers you his protection.
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[User Picture]From: tsmit
2005-04-19 06:05 pm (UTC)
Holy shit dude, thats the best thing i've read in about 6 months.
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-04-19 06:07 pm (UTC)
lol, ::sigh::

i'll say hi to the little men. ; )
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From: midbackman
2005-04-19 06:24 pm (UTC)
::reads rant::

Shut UP!


OH MY GAWD!
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[User Picture]From: teenagesellout
2005-04-19 06:43 pm (UTC)
All that paper and crap is why the shirt was most likely grossly overpriced. I used to work for Old Navy (Banana and Old Navy are both owned by Gap, Inc) and their stuff is pretty cheap. Our displays were bare minimum, and stuff only got folded before being shoved into a plastic bag.

Clothes are stupid. I have to look all professional and whatnot EVERY DAY. Why? No one ever sees us.. I work for a bloody courier company. In a cube. Oh no, the fedex guy might get offended if I'm wearing jeans!

I say go in a pair of hawaiian shorts, a tank top, and work boots. Just to protest. :)
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-04-19 06:54 pm (UTC)
\m/

i'll send pictures.
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[User Picture]From: vivarin
2005-04-19 07:01 pm (UTC)
could you tell them to not wrap it up all "nice"?
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-04-19 07:06 pm (UTC)
ya, but i didn't think to until i was outside. i was in shock about
the enormity of the bag. i usually am ready to catch that when
cashing out groceries and other purchases. i think the overbearing
ambiance of the store just stunned me.
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[User Picture]From: androidqueen
2005-04-19 07:46 pm (UTC)
this is why i like working for a software engineering company. a not-stupid one.
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-04-19 07:51 pm (UTC)
me too. who do you work for? i've been with interwise.com for over five years now.
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[User Picture]From: androidqueen
2005-04-19 08:02 pm (UTC)
small company called vanu inc (vanu.com). only been here for a few months, but it's great so far.
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-04-19 08:15 pm (UTC)
heh, maybe your infrastucture and our platform will make a super-communications baby. i'm just down the street from you next to the cambridge-side mall.
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[User Picture]From: androidqueen
2005-04-19 08:30 pm (UTC)
word. it's a great area to work.
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[User Picture]From: androidqueen
2005-04-19 09:36 pm (UTC)
but ja, dude. perhaps we could get lunch sometime.
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-04-19 09:43 pm (UTC)
cool. next week.
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[User Picture]From: androidqueen
2005-04-19 09:47 pm (UTC)
works for me.
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[User Picture]From: champion
2005-04-19 07:53 pm (UTC)
I'm a big fan of Banana Republic's linen shirts and slacks. It's a great look during the summer.
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-04-19 07:57 pm (UTC)
it's an expensive look.. for many reasons and to many people.
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From: monican
2005-04-20 03:08 am (UTC)

Conditioned Responce? I think Not!

I'm beginning to understand (in part) the reason we hate those joints. At the check out stand of every grocer and 7/11 across the globe, I see Paris Hilton covers with the AristoCunt holding a "rope handle, lacquered sheen, paper bag"- broadcasting shite to the masses. Heres a thought- ship the bitch out to feed the "Just a dollar a day could make a difference" kids in Africa (she'd feed at least Two of them!?). You know they get sick of that Wheat Mash shit!?
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-04-20 01:22 pm (UTC)

Re: Conditioned Responce? I think Not!

awesome! i'll put in my vote.
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From: rubtillitbleeds
2005-04-20 03:21 pm (UTC)
I work in retail and the employees in my store are amazed with how much the company wastes paper and plastic. It's pretty much ridiculious how much we throw through away. On top of that the company makes no efforts to recycle any of it. We don't even go through the extremes that BR and it's affiliates go through. I guess all the advertising and waste does make a difference for most companies though, because those stores are recognizable almost anywhere.
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